Skinny Egg and Avocado Salad

yogurt-egg-salad-0163 Et voila’, I finally managed to add the word “skinny” to one of my recipes! It took me a while, my dear friends. Not that my recipes are usually fatty and greasy.  You know, I never go for stuff like bacon-wrapped stuffed sausage (also because I don’t eat meat) but I like my generous touch of grated Parmesan on my Arrabbiata and all the things that make life better such as olive oil and mozzarella.

yogurt-egg-salad-0131 There’s this demon in my life called pasta, there’s this endless love affair going on with flour that I would love to quit at some point. In this period of my life pizza is on my table even at breakfast,  pasta is in my DNA (Shall I say I’ve got genes of pasta?) and a slice of bread with melted cheese on top strikes a chord making me light-hearted (but heavy somewhere else). It must be possible to follow a low carb diet but I ignore why how.

yogurt-egg-salad-0134 The best I can do is to buy German bread (or Danish? Swedish?), whole grain rye bread, sometimes filled with hemp nuts, sometimes full of coarse grains that it takes me ages to chew. I usually cut a tomato and peppers in thick slices, spread the bread with hummus and season with salt and olive oil. It’s kind of good. When I want to make a more-than-a-meteorite  dense slice of “black” bread taste wonderfully then I resort to Greek Yogurt. Believe me, if you got Greek Yogurt, you’re on the right track to make the best egg salad of your life without the calories of mayonnaise.

yogurt-egg-salad-0163 If you think about it, coating eggs with a creamy spread made with eggs (aka mayonnaise) is an operation of culinary “overabundance”. Just like my carbs on carbs meals or the British take on Italian food consisting of Lasagne with garlic bread. Instead, this healthy egg salad is good and yet balanced with the good fats from the avocado. As tasty as the unhealthy one, so that you won’t miss the mayo, I promise. An egg salad able to quench my carbs craving, a spread I could dollop on a green salad and eat even without the German bread. A great starting point for my carb detox plans.

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My Ultimate Egg and Avocado Salad (Greek Yogurt instead of Mayo)

Yield: Serves 2-3

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, boiled
  • 3 tablespoons Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 avocado, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil the eggs for 7-8 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, combine yogurt, olive oil, salt, black pepper to taste.
  3. Add chopped eggs and gently stir to combine all ingredients together.
  4. Serve in a sandwich or on crackers.
http://www.foodrecipeshq.com/ultimate-egg-avocado-salad-greek-yogurt-instead-mayo/

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10 Comments

  • Reply Daniela June 7, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Delicious AND skinny?
    Best of two worlds. Congrats Daniela for another great recipe!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen June 7, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    This looks awesome! What’s not to love? i love eggs, and I love avocados – oh, AND sandwiches – so this is all around goodness. I need to make this soon! Have a wonderful weekend Daniela!

  • Reply GiGi Eats June 8, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Mmm Eggs and Avocado together is the BOMB!!!!! I made deviled eggs like that, SO GOOD 🙂

  • Reply Kumar's Kitchen June 8, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Wow….amazing,creamy,scrumptious salad…especially over a slice of nut/seed loaf….we can have it every day with a smile….indeed Greek Yogurt makes things so much simpler…..else while one wants to enjoy that creamy salad one worries of the calories from Mayo…with Greek yogurt we enjoy that same scrumptious-ness without a calorie blast,thanks 🙂

  • Reply Sarah & Arkadi June 8, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    simple, healthy and delicious! thanks for sharing!

  • Reply dina June 8, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    sounds like a delicious egg salad!

  • Reply Shashi @ RunninSrilankan(dot)com June 9, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Eggs and avocado smothered with yogurt – oh wow!!

  • Reply Rosa June 10, 2014 at 8:53 am

    A wonderful combo. This salad is great!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Reply Kiran @ KiranTarun.com June 14, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Love every single ingredient here. Especially avo and egg. Also yogurt. Heck, this would be my breakfast in the morning 🙂

  • Reply Shikha @ Shikha la mode June 17, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    So into this!

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